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Dr Xue Chen

Assistant Professor

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

    Dr. Xue (Sherry) Chen joined Northumbria University in 2017. She was awarded PhD in Solid Mechanics from École Polytechnique (France) in 2014, after obtaining the Engineer’s Diploma (MEng) from ENSTA ParisTech (France) in 2009 and BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) in 2006. During 2014 ~ 2016, she worked at University of Toronto (Canada) as a postdoctoral researcher.

    The research interests of Dr. Chen cover the mechanics and physics of smart materials and soft matter, focusing on studying the energy conversion behaviours of materials, developing multi-scale modelling tools, and designing and modelling smart-materials-based flexible sensors, actuators, energy harvesters, etc.

Xue Chen

Mechanics and physics of smart materials and soft matter

  • Multi-physics coupling behaviours in smart materials
  • Energy conversion behaviours in smart materials
  • Instability behaviours in soft materials
  • Multi-scale modelling for material behaviours
  • Design and development of novel smart materials and structures for energy applications
  • Design, modelling and optimization of smart-materials-based flexible devices

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A Structural Gel Composite Enabled Robust Underwater Mechanosensing Strategy with High Sensitivity, Wang, Z., Zhou, H., Liu, D., Chen, S., Wang, D., Dai, S., Chen, F., Xu, B. 17 Jun 2022, In: Advanced Functional Materials
  • Conformally Anodizing Hierarchical Structure in a Deformed Tube towards Energy-saving Liquid Transportation, Li, W., Zhou, H., Zhao, K., Jin, J., Chen, X., Shahzad, M., Jiang, Y., Matar, O., Dai, S., Xu, B., Sun, L. 1 Mar 2022, In: Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Thermo-magnetic loading effects on high-frequency dynamic behaviour of magnetic shape memory alloys, Omotosho, E., Qin, Z., Birkett, M., Chen, S., Xu, B. 27 Jun 2022, In: European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids
  • A Highly Controlled Fabrication of Porous Anodic Aluminium Oxide Surface with Versatile Features by Spatial Thermo-anodization, Zhang, Z., Sridhar, S., Wei, G., Yu, Y., Zhang, Z., Jiang, L., Yang, Y., Shahzad, M., Chen, X., Xu, B. 25 Feb 2021, In: Surface and Coatings Technology
  • A tunable morphing polyelectrolyte system for smart ocular applications, Sun, A., Sridhar, S., Chen, S., Li, Y., Xu, B. 20 Jun 2021, 21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2021, Piscataway, NJ, IEEE
  • Controlled Cooperative Wetting Enabled Heterogeneous Structured 3D Morphing Transducers, Sridhar, S., Wang, C., Terry, J., Chen, X., Sun, A., Li, Z., Lu, H., Xu, B., Li, Y. 22 Jan 2021, In: Advanced Materials Interfaces
  • Instant Interfacial Self-Assembly for Homogeneous Nanoparticle Monolayer Enabled Conformal ‘lift on’ Thin Film Technology, Song, L., Xu, B., Cheng, Q., Wang, X., Luo, X., Chen, S., Chen, T., Huang, Y. 22 Dec 2021, In: Science advances
  • Spatially and Reversibly Actuating Soft Gel Structure by Harnessing Multimode Elastic Instabilities, Liu, Y., Sun, A., Sridhar, S., Li, Z., Qin, Z., Liu, J., Chen, S., Lu, H., Tang, B., Xu, B. 4 Aug 2021, In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

Emmanuel Omotosho Studies on dynamic behaviours of magnetic shape memory alloys for actuator application Start Date: 01/10/2019

  • Engineering PhD June 18 2014
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA 2018


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